YSL Beauty Casts Zoë Kravitz in Bold, Black-and-White Campaign

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“YSL Beauty has always been one of my favorite brands,” says actress and Lolawolf pack leader Zoë Kravitz, announcing her partnership with the timeless fashion house. “Nothing is forced, nothing is fake, but everything is bold, strong and unafraid.”

The news arrived with three black-and-white photos, as YSL Beauty mused about the 27-year-old’s “talented, cool and free-spirited” energy. “She embodies the YSL Beauty woman and the brand’s vision of beauty,” they said. “We are proud to announce that the new U.S. YSL Beauty muse is the amazing actress and singer Zoë Kravitz.”

This casting follows Balenciaga, which also recruited Kravitz for their spring ’16 campaign alongside German model Anna Ewers, though YSL Beauty’s will exist exclusively on social media. Without giving away any spoilers, the brand revealed that Kravitz’s partnership will include a video project, some music and “lots of makeup looks.”

 

 

 

 

 

Almost Everything You Need To Know About Art Basel In One Single Image

Ah, the celebration for Jeff Koons and Dom Pérignon at the Wall – perhaps no other event so perfectly summed up the parties of Art Basel in Miami more than this one. Jam-packed and star-smattered, it was sort of a grown up’s version of the world’s most hyperbolic Sweet 16 Party.

In the photograph above we see Zoe Kravitz, left, daughter of Lenny, who later stood in the DJ booth singing, karaoke-style, over his own 1993 hit, “Are You Gonna Go My Way?” Tucked in the background is gallerist and artist Tony Shafrazi; next to him is DJ Ruckus. To Ruckus’s right, with arm raised, is Aerosmith vocalist Steven Tyler (who also gave some self-karaoke assistance to 1989’s “Love In An Elevator.”) Mr. Tyler is flanked by luxury magazine magnate Jason Binn.

And there you have it.

Photo: David X Prutting and Keith Tiner, BFA

Katy Perry, Kristen Stewart: Seen & Heard at Coachella Weekend 2

Contrary to popular belief, the second weekend of Coachella was not a ghost town. In fact, famous faces turned up in droves to take in the music fest’s final bow and were treated to steadier weather than the first weekend. Speaking of the heat, the desert was scorching with scantily clad celebrities attempting to stay well-ventilated in 100-degree weather. From Emma Roberts in a bikini to Kristen Stewart in microscopic cut-offs to a shirtless Joe Mangianello—if you thought Coachella style was naked before, brace yourself. 

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There certainly wasn’t a drought in star couples this weekend, as dynamic duos like Zoe Kravitz and Penn Badgley and Stewart and Robert Pattinson hit the scene without a bodyguard in sight. And while their love was well-documented by the bevy of photogs in the house, there’s no denying that the buzziest of buzz sightings was Katy Perry frolicking from show to show, hand in hand with her new fling (and Ryan Gosling doppelgänger), Robert Ackroyd. The pop star and Florence + the Machine guitarist were heavy on the PDA, proving that Perry has very much moved on from both her former husband Russell Brand and her Chanel boy toy from Paris Fashion Week, model Baptiste Giabiconi. 

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There’s more: former BlackBook cover star Alexander Skarsgård swung by the SKYY Infusions Coconut Escape Pool Party in a simple black tee and jeans, Rosie Huntington-Whitely graced the fest grounds in a white J Brand shirt, nude bikini top, and Christopher Kane denim shorts. Even Melanie Griffith make an appearance this weekend, pairing a black tee with floral trousers and cat-eye sunnies while smoking cigarettes and downing beer. Rock on.

Photos: Popsugar, Hollywood Life, Red Carpet Fashion, Daily Mirror

Lenny Kravitz Forced to Share His Feather Boas

Naturally, there are perks to having a rockstar dad like Lenny Kravitz, and sharing (or stealing) novelty clothing items from pops is at the top of the list. In an interview for Details magazine’s August issue, Kravitz pere opened up about his career, love life, and his daughter Zoë, who, we learn, is a big fan of his boa collection and already knew how to roll a joint when she “came of age.”

Details quizzes Kravitz about questionable outfits he might’ve sported in the past, while the 47-year-old musician reveals that many of said ensembles now belong to his actress/musician daughter.

“I look back at some of those pictures and I’m like, ‘Wow, that was really crazy.’ I would try anything: furs, boas, platform boots. I met Mick Jagger at the beginning of my career and asked him, ‘Where’s that outfit with the omega on it? Where’s that cape?’ He said, ‘I don’t know. I think my daughter has it in her closet.’ I was so bummed. But now my daughter, Zoë, has a lot of my stuff. She took all my boas from the Mama Said era. They were in storage, and I yelled at her, ‘Don’t steal my boas!’ She laughed and said, ‘Those words would not come out of most fathers’ mouths.'”

In regards to Zoë’s skimpy outfits in X-Men: First Class, Kravitz doesn’t seem worried. “She plays a superhero, so how bad can it be? I haven’t seen the movie. I’m not a jealous dad at all. I trust her judgment. She’s well equipped, and she needs to go out and do her own thing.”

Did Zoë learn to roll a joint from her father? “Nah, I found out that she knew how to do that when she came of age.”

Zoë Kravitz on Transitioning from Indies to Blockbusters

You’d be forgiven for not knowing that Zoë Kravitz is an actor. While the 22-year-old beauty has appeared in a string of independent films, she’s best known as the daughter of rocker Lenny Kravitz and actor Lisa Bonet, and as a budding fashion darling on New York’s party circuit. It’s an association she’s working hard to reverse. “It’s a compliment, I guess, that people think I dress cool, but I think I dress like a fuckin’ weirdo,” Kravitz says. “I don’t want to be ‘the daughter of… ’who wears cool clothes and goes out. I want to be known as an actress—hopefully that will happen soon.”

It might happen sooner than she thinks. This summer, Kravitz will make her big-budget film debut as Angel Salvadore, a sultry mutant in X-Men: First Class, a part for which she almost didn’t audition. Given her credentials—supporting turns in festival fare like Twelve and It’s Kind of a Funny Story—Kravitz considered the part out of her reach, an attitude that actually worked in her favor. “My agent had to make me go because it was such a big movie, so I thought there was no way I was going to get it,” she says. “Oddly, whenever I just go for shits and giggles, I end up booking the part. It’s exactly how I got Mad Max: Fury Road.” Kravitz is referring to the long-in-gestation reboot of the Mel Gibson-starring post-apocalyptic classic, which finally starts filming early next year, with Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron as the leads.

Despite her sudden embrace of greenscreened projects, Kravitz—who dropped out of the acting conservatory at SUNY Purchase after one year—insists there’s no master plan; she just wants to act. Proof of that is Yelling to the Sky, a gritty and poetic story about a struggling teenager in urban New York. The film, which costars Gabourey Sidibe as a bully, recently screened at the Berlin International Film Festival, and Kravitz was more than disheartened by its reception. “A lot of people started comparing it to Precious,” she says. “It really freaked me out and made me kind of sad. It made me feel like people weren’t watching the film. They see Gabby, artistic shots, and brown people, and suddenly it’s Precious.” It’s the actor’s first leading role, but screen time isn’t her main concern. “I don’t care how much I’m in the movie, as long as I care about the character.”

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Photography by Billy Kidd. Styling by Christopher Campbell. Hair by Leonardo Manetti for Ion Studio. Makeup by Rebecca Restrepo @ The Wall Group. Photo Assistant: Max Bashanko. Stylist’s Assistant: Jaclyn Konopka. Location, Shangri-La Studio, New York City.

Where Celebs Go Out: Hugh Jackman, Parker Posey, Reshma Shetty

At the premiere of City Island:

● ANDY GARCIA – “In New York there are so many great restaurants. There’s an old one I’ve gone here for many years that I like to visit, just out of nostalgia. It’s a very good restaurant. It’s called Il Vagabondo. It has a bocce court in it. It’s just a very picturesque place; very, good food. Cipriani’s. There’s a new one called Nino’s. Scalinatella — a lot of Italian restaurants, you can tell. I always pop my head into Victor’s Cafe. And then, I’ve got to have a Gray’s Papaya hot dog here.” Any plans to visit Cuba? “Oh, I dream about visiting Cuba every day. But some people have to leave there first.” ● HUGH JACKMAN – “I’m a real junkie for Jean-Georges Vongerichten. I love his cooking. I just went to his place up in The Mark, and I was lucky enough to go to his new restaurant down at ABC Carpet and Home — all organic, every ingredient’s within an 100-mile radius. The food is just unbelievable there, so … Any special dish? Chicken. He told me his secret: brine. You got to brine your chicken.” ● VERA WANG –“I like Morimoto, and I like Bar Masa, and I love the new Mark Hotel, and Sant Ambroeus, uptown and downtown, Mr. Chow’s. I go out to eat a lot — you can tell.”

● SANDRA BERNHARD – “I love Cookshop, which is downtown. I love BLT Fish, one of my favorite restaurants. Babbo. Of course, I love 2nd Avenue Deli. I’m very into trying to eat locally, sustainably grown food. I’m doing more and more cooking at home because of my daughter. And I’ve always eaten very balanced and healthy, but, to me, it’s about really preserving the environment, as well.” ● ZOE KRAVITZ –Five Leaves in Brooklyn, in Greenpoint. Delicious.” ● PARKER POSEY – “I’m trying to give a good recommendation for something. Mary’s Fish Camp.” ● DOMINIK GARCIA-LORIDO – “Oh, wow! I’m, like, so not a club person anymore. I’m pretty much a homebody. I live in L.A., so … I like more dive bars and chill spots where you can hear good music. I don’t like really sceney places. I don’t like where you have to dress up. I’m more, have a beer and chill; watch a game. I have to give a shout-out to the guy I work for, as a waitress. I still work there. It’s a lounge in Studio City, California, called Next Door Tapas. It’s attached to an Italian restaurant, La Loggia. It’s a really chill, tapas bar in the Valley. It’s got good drinks and good food.” ● STEVEN STRAIT –The Smile on Bond Street — really, really cool place; a little coffee shop that’s got great food, great coffee; really relaxed, cool place. I grew up here, but I don’t live here anymore. I love staying at the Chelsea Hotel. It’s got so much character; really, amazing history; inspiring place. It’s really kept to its roots. The city’s expanded around it. It’s really held firm. I appreciate that.” ● RESHMA SHETTY – “My favorite restaurant, at the moment, is Jack’s Luxury Oyster Bar. I love that place. Bar-wise, the Russian Vodka Room does a mean apple martini. And they have a fabulous happy hour: $5, 4-6.” ● GRAHAM PHILLIPS – “One thing that’s been fun is that I’ve noticed is that all the best pizzerias are in Brooklyn, and I used to never really go to Brooklyn, but now that the show [The Good Wife] films in Brooklyn, I’ve been going to all these pizzerias. I have a list on my phone. Someone sent it to me. I’ve just been trying to check ’em all off my list. Joe’s Pizza, Bleecker and Carmine, unbelievable! Di Fara, Brooklyn, Avenue J — I tried that. That was unbelievable! I also tried Grimaldi’s. And they were all unbelievable. They’re all in the same genre of this authentic New York pizza, but they all have their little twist to it.”